Nick Baskwill

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15 Digital Storytelling Tools

Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining …

Education Technology

Beyond Academics: What a Holistic Approach to Learning Could Look Like

Nurturing a child's developmental growth requires greater communication by the adults in the different areas of a child's life: school, extra …

Learning

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

Educators are looking for ways to help students participate in a digital world, but the choices for digital engagement in the classroom can be …

Education Technology

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

<b>60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.It may …

Education Technology

Game Developers Experiment With More Open-Ended Apps

Zynga's affiliation with the co.lab is meant to help them develop a profitable business model that will scale, which means starting in the commercial …

Turn in homework by phone? Google's Classroom app says, 'No problem'

Google is making its interest in education known with an app that allows students to turn in homework through their smart phones. But what are the …

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

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While legislators and school leaders may have become aware of how important recess is to the health and well-being of children, many hurdles stand in …

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

“We have a new problem forthcoming and that is our devices that once were just an entertainment tool are also becoming our educational and work …

It's Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use

Up until now, much of the enthusiasm for education technology, blended learning, online courses and other digital aids in the classroom have come …

Google Invests $50 Million to Close the Tech Gender Gap

Google has promised to do all it can to recruit more women into Silicon Valley, and now the company is putting its money where its PR is. On …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from …

Code.org to help 2 million students learn to program

Apparently Code.org’s successful “Hour of Code” event in December was just a warm-up act.<p>The Seattle-based nonprofit on Thursday is announcing the …

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

<i>This column was co-authored with Glenda Revelle, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, and Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media at the University of Amsterdam, with additional contributions from members</i> …

Teens

Bigger Gains for Students Who Don't Get Help Solving Problems

“Let them eat cake,” said Marie Antoinette. Should teachers, parents, and managers say of the learners in their charge, “Let them struggle”?<p>Allowing …

The 5 Most Interesting Writing Developments for 2014

It is a common theme to complain about the way that writing (or reading or math) skills are declining as our society becomes increasingly digitized. …

Writing

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

Good argumentation isn't just important to the humanities. Citizen Science demonstrates how effective persuasive skills help scientists better inform …

This is Why Kids Need to Learn to Code

Proclamations like ‘kids need to learn to code!’ may be accurate but, without some context and conceptual unpacking, they can be rather unhelpful. …

Learning

Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Perhaps the most well known study on concentration is a longitudinal study conducted with over 1,000 children in New Zealand by Terrie Moffitt and …

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In New Haven, Connecticut, where I live with my husband and two sons, we are lucky to have nearby the Eli Whitney Museum. This place is the opposite …

20 Programming Websites for K-8

December 9-15, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should …

20 Programming Websites for K-8

December 9-15, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should …

Programming Power? Does Learning to Code Empower Kids?

The idea that young people should learn to code has become a global educational aspiration in the last few years. What kinds of questions should …

Algorithms

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<b>Determining Whether You’re Ready</b><p>There’s no point in purchasing iPads if you don’t have the technical infrastructure to manage and deploy them. …

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

More than any other academic disciplines, science and math draw their meaning by relating to life in the “real” world outside the classroom. They …

KQED

<i>By Brent Warner</i><p>Many of us in the ESL world are regularly watching well-to-do schools getting the latest and greatest in smartboard technology while …

One million kids signed up for the Hour of Code. Let the geeking out commence

One million kids just got one step closer to geeking out. That's how many students have officially signed up for the Hour of Code, the Code.org …